Monthly Archives: March 2023


Are you a humble leader?

Today my question is, what does it mean to be a humble leader? I'm sure you have experienced people in a position of leadership who are arrogant and have a "know it all "mentality. After all, they are the leader, the boss; they are supposed to have all the answers. Merriam-Webster defines humility as "freedom from pride or arrogance." Today's environment seems to fly in the face of humility in leadership. As a result, relationships have been robbed of warmth and deep connection. Socrates said that "the only true wisdom is in knowing nothing." If that is true, what is there to be arrogant about? So as leaders today, how do we express humility in the marketplace? As leaders, we [...]

By |2023-03-28T19:23:40+00:00March 29th, 2023|Leadership|0 Comments

Check on your 4S’s

Hey Leaders, I have some good news and bad news. Well, not bad, but it could be eye-opening. We are approaching the end of the first quarter for those operating under a calendar year. That can be sad news for some. Like, wow, 25% of the year is gone. The good news, if that is your situation, you have 75% left to correct. Over the years, I have found a simple process to "check in" from time to time. This is an opportunity for you to put some eyes on four critical areas of your business plan. I call it the 4 S’s. They are: STRUCTURE: Do I have the right people in the right roles? Do I have too [...]

By |2023-03-22T12:05:54+00:00March 22nd, 2023|Coaching, Development, Leadership|0 Comments

Compare? Don’t you dare? 

Comparison for a leader is dangerous. It can prevent us from celebrating our accomplishments. You may have just done a great thing, and when you compare it to great things others have done, it can be a "downer." I like the quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, "Comparison is the thief of joy." A couple of things can happen in the comparison lane: You feel inferior to others You feel superior to others In each case, there is not a good outcome. As a leader, let me remind you to be the best version of yourself. Your people are expecting you to be authentic and at the top of your game. When you feel inferior, it will show up. When you feel superior, [...]

By |2023-03-15T00:20:06+00:00March 15th, 2023|Development, Leadership|0 Comments

How’s your commitment? 

Commitment is a strong word. It's a promise, a pledge, a responsibility. As leaders, we make commitments and ask and expect commitments from others. Well, we all know that we can't control the behavior of others. For the most part, we can control our behavior. So, the question is, "How is your commitment?" You have a vision for your company, your division, your department, and your team. Here are some challenging questions for you. Are you regularly sharing the vision? Do you place your people in the vision? Do they know their role in the vision? That's commitment. You have a mission. Do all your people know the mission? Do your people take ownership of the mission? Do you, as the [...]

By |2023-03-08T01:47:23+00:00March 8th, 2023|Coaching|0 Comments

It’s about your vision.

What I have learned to be true over the years is that our people want a better future. They expect their leader(s) to have an image of a better future and the ability to articulate the vision clearly. The process starts with you -- the leader. And the vision begins here with you. As President Harry Truman said, "The Buck Stops here." So here are some questions to ponder: What do you see for your company, division, or department 3-5 years down the road? You are building something; what does it look like? Is there absolute clarity in your mind? Do you have the resources or the ability to obtain them to create this better future? Once you have a [...]

By |2023-03-08T01:54:44+00:00March 1st, 2023|Coaching, Leadership|0 Comments
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